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Faculty traveling to China are encouraged to notify Gateway director Phoebe You of their impending visit. The staff at the Shanghai office can help by facilitating focused networking, targeted recruitment and support for scholarly work abroad. The Gateways can also help identify accommodations and provide recommendations and general wayfinding. 

Yuan JijunYuan Jijun, CEO and partner of Genbase Biotechnology Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, holds a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from The Ohio State University. His research interests are in the structure and function of G protein-coupled receptor drug targets. He formerly worked at Shanghai Hengrui Pharmaceutical Co. where he was responsible for the establishment of biological models for drug screening and studied treatments of tumors, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

Jijun currently leads a team of over 40 people focused on the development of antibody and cell drugs. Jijun’s goal in the pharmaceutical industry is to develop cancer treatment drugs like Kymriah and Yescarta (drugs that can cost up to $500,000 and are not covered by insurance in China), with similar efficacy and affordable prices.

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The 2020 American Universities’ China Association winter career fair was successfully held on January 2, 2020 in Shanghai, China. As the founding member of AUCA, the China Gateway is also one of the key organizers for the event. This year, the fair welcomed 45 Fortune 500 companies and top Chinese employers from a great variety of industries including finance, consulting, technology, education and pharmaceuticals, as well as students and alumni from 17 top American universities. Over 1,000 internships and job opportunities were promoted at the event.

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1962256236Zhou Hang graduated from Ohio State in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree. Now he is at the center of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan and was a part of the Leishenshan and Fangcang Hospitals construction.

Hang is the deputy director of the assets at China International Marine Containers and worked with China Construction Third Engineering Bureau, the hospital contractor, and the Central South Design Institute, which completed the engineering, procurement and construction for the hospitals.

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